• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Continue preparing for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam with this 14-video course, which explores how cryptography can be used to provide confidentiality and integrity for data at rest, and data in transit. You will learn how to acquire a PKI (public key infrastructure), and how to generate a random key to feed into an encryption algorithm. Next, you will examine data hashing and salting. Examine how symmetric and asymmetric encryption provides data confidentiality, and about ECC (elliptic curve cryptography), an asymmetric, cryptographic algorithm. Learners will then explore secure network protocols, including SSL (secure sockets layer), to provide cryptographic functions such as encryption, message authentication, and integrity. This course demonstrates the use of cryptanalysis to identify security flaws, and how to enable IPsec (Internet security protocol) to secure network traffic, and have it applied to all TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol) network traffic. Finally, you will explore how the Telnet and SSH (secure shell) protocols are used for remote administration of things like Linux, Unix, Windows computers.

Learning Objectives

Continue preparing for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam with this 14-video course, which explores how cryptography can be used to provide confidentiality and integrity for data at rest, and data in transit. You will learn how to acquire a PKI (public key infrastructure), and how to generate a random key to feed into an encryption algorithm. Next, you will examine data hashing and salting. Examine how symmetric and asymmetric encryption provides data confidentiality, and about ECC (elliptic curve cryptography), an asymmetric, cryptographic algorithm. Learners will then explore secure network protocols, including SSL (secure sockets layer), to provide cryptographic functions such as encryption, message authentication, and integrity. This course demonstrates the use of cryptanalysis to identify security flaws, and how to enable IPsec (Internet security protocol) to secure network traffic, and have it applied to all TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol) network traffic. Finally, you will explore how the Telnet and SSH (secure shell) protocols are used for remote administration of things like Linux, Unix, Windows computers.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Development
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management